Re: Date processing should be more flexible
From: Saulius Grazulis <grazulis_at_akl.lt>
Date: 2005-07-04 12:39:47 CEST
On Monday 04 July 2005 13:23, Martin A. Brooks wrote:
> The best date format, imo, is YYYYMMDD. i.e. today is 20040704.
Oh no, please! This is completely human-unreadable. Some separators are needed
Dashes (2005-07-04) are close to ideal: no confusion, standard (ISO), already
Dots could be used as well (2005.07.04) but these are not ISO.
Slashes have contradictory meanings (even if we spell out a year in full --
If svn accepts 20040704 as a shortcut, nobody will probably object, I would be
Format with dashes has the same property.
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